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post #1 of 26 Old 12-31-2008, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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7.3 upgrades

got to ask you guys what do you think are the best upgrades to start with... got about 1000.00 im gonna put in my truck any suggestions
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I would start with a SCT Xcal X3 tuner good power for a good price and you can get it custom tuned.

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Give some info on your truck, it will help to know what mods will get you the best bang for the buck.

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Give some info on your truck, it will help to know what mods will get you the best bang for the buck.
What Tony said. Also I would either go with one of Tonys chips or a chip from DP Tuner or PHP over an SCT for a 7.3

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If you're truck is bone stock. Intake, exhaust, gauges, TW chip, trans valve body.

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If you're truck is bone stock. Intake, exhaust, gauges, TW chip, trans valve body.
What will the trans valve body do?

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What will the trans valve body do?
It will firm up the shifting

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What will the trans valve body do?
It will help the trans deal with the added power. but like said a hundred times it is hard to tell what the trans will take.

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It will help the trans deal with the added power. but like said a hundred times it is hard to tell what the trans will take.
Thanks guys! Sorry for the HIJACK! I'd like to find a tranny expert here and pick their brain.

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Where is good shop near Orange County, CA to get an SCT custom tuned.
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